Systems that organise elemental representations into complex stereotyped sequences are fundamental to the generation of meaningful behaviour. Emmett is interested in understanding neural circuits that choreograph these sequences, with a specific focus on basal ganglia circuits. To investigate these systems, Emmett has developed behavioural assays and uses video tracking along with silicon probe recordings, opto- and chemo-genetic manipulations.
Emmett joined the Stephenson-Jones lab as a PhD student in 2019 having previously worked at UCL's Häusser Lab. In his previous work, Emmett combined high resolution 2 photon calcium imaging with retrograde CTB labelling to investigate long cortical projection cells.